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Obama calls ISIS ‘cancer’ as another US journo’s life at risk

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned the Islamic State militants who beheaded an American journalist as 'a cancer' and said 'their ideology is bankrupt.'

world Updated: Aug 21, 2014 03:08 IST
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US President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned the ISIS militants who beheaded an American journalist as “a cancer” and said “their ideology is bankrupt.”

“The whole world is appalled by the brutal murder of James Foley,” Obama said, speaking a day after the militants released a video of Foley being beheaded.

As the brutal beheading of Foley sent shockwaves around the world, there seemed to be more worries for another US journalist Steven Sotloff.

Many fear that Sotloff’s life may be at risk as the video by the Islamic State of The Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) titled ‘A Message To America’ curtly said that Sotloff’s life depended on how the US acts in Iraq.

There has been a global outrage to the horrifying video that shows US journalist Jim Foley’s beheading. In a prompt manner the British authorities launched a hunt on Wednesday for a man with a British accent whose voice featured on the ISIS video purporting to show the beheading of an American journalist, as Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond voiced concern about Britons joining Islamist militants overseas.

David Cameron said the video was “shocking and depraved” and interrupted a holiday to return to London to discuss the ISIS threat. Europe’s top powers swiftly condemned Foley’s killing, with France warning the world faced the “most serious international situation” since 2001. Rights group Amnesty International said the execution-style killing was a “war crime”.

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First Published: Aug 20, 2014 22:45 IST